Happy Valentine’s Day Tutorial!

I made this little quilt quite a few years ago now, but those that have seen it seem to really enjoy it. So I thought I’d make and share a new version today, along with a quick tutorial so you can make your own. It’s my little Valentine to all of my dear readers.

You will need about 2/3 of a yard of background fabric and 24 – 2 1/2” squares (A) in any colors you want.

Cut your background fabric into 8 – 2 1/2 by WOF strips.

Subcut your background strips as follows. I recommend cutting the longest pieces first.

B Cut 6 – 2 1/2 inch squares

C Cut 5 – 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches

D Cut 4 – 2 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches

E Cut 2 – 2 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches

F Cut 4 – 2 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches

G Cut 5 – 2 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches

Lay out your colored squares as shown below.

Then place background pieces in their positions as follows.

Sew pieces into columns. Press seams in each column in opposite directions. Next, sew your columns together.

Cut side borders 2 1/2 by 20 1/2 inches and add to each side. Cut top and bottom borders 2 1/2 by 26 1/2 inches and add to top and bottom. Press seams toward the borders.

Quilt as desired! And come back on Friday to see my finished Valentine. If you make a quilt using this little tutorial, please post on Instagram and tag me in your post (@katyquilts).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Happy Valentine’s Day Tutorial!

  1. Marcia in TX says:

    Thank you so much for this. I gave away the only heart quilt I have done(smaller than this) so I needed another for valentine day to hang.

  2. Sue H says:

    Thank you, Katie, for such a beautiful tutorial. Lovely work!

  3. Nancy Angelo says:

    Thank you for this tutorial, your finished product is beautifully done. Do you do quilting for other people?

  4. 123terri says:

    Beautiful quilting my dear. Thank you for sharing your pattern. Now would you like to share your talents for longarming 💟 the pictures before and after quilting are just amazing.

  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! Thanks for the tutorial. If I make this cute quilt, will you quilt exactly like yours please?!! JK. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Sandi says:

    This is beautiful!! The quilting is exquisite!! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. Happy Valentines Day. Hugs

  7. Thanks for the tutorial! Such a cute quilt!

  8. Marty says:

    Thank you! And what gorgeous quilting!

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